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from the new director of the training economy, -- academy, major joseph smith on his priorities. >>> a delegation of lawmakers in cuba today. five senators are asking raul castro to release the maryland businessman to improve relations between the two countries. gross is serving a 15-year sentence for bringing communications equipment to the communist country. cuba said it is willing to release the 63-year-old. but in return, it wants washington to return five cube arn intelligence agents imprisoned in the u.s. >>> heated words today over the proposed gas tax. maryland house republicans say the state needs better management of transportation revenues, not more taxes. senate president mike hiller responded by calling them neanderthals in terms of their thinking. the bill would put a 3% tax on a gallon of gas. miller's proposal would make it harder to use in other budget holes. >>> well, it sounds like a hollywood action film. but for police in belgium, the robbery of millions of dollars in diamonds from a plane is very real. venita neyer --
a bright spot in the struggling economy. sales of 2012 were the best in five years. home prices have improved and construction of the new homes is on the rise. national association of realtors believes sales will continue to grow in 2013. >>> countries continue to trace food for traces of horse meat. it was eventually found in millions of burgers and frozen meals sold at supermarkets. it was also found in school meals and hospital foods in the uk. it's believed some of the horse meat was mixed in with beef in a processing plant and shipped out. >>> friday, sales on wall street finished flat. nasdaq fell 8. animated movie, characters like shrek, and kung fu padgedda, could soon be playing a starring role in russia. movie studio dream works said to a russian amusement park developer. would developer plan toss open indoor theme parks in moscow and st. petersburg in 2015. that's your money watch. in new york, i'm alison harmelin. >>> coming up on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00, illegal immigrants. the president's plan and the controversy it's sparking
safety ad advocates attribute the increase in part to more driving due to an improved economy. >>> no relief in site. as manuel bor heckies reports for wjz, there are a number of reasons why the price at the pump is on the rise. >> reporter: fires at two different chevron refineries in california are bad news for drivers on the west coast. while in the northeast, lingering effects of super storm sandy continue to pinch gas supplies. >> $60 just to fill the tank up. >> reporter: many plants typically go down for routine maintenance during winter, when colder weather means fewer drivers on the road. other refineries are switching over to produce summer gasoline, a special blend that costs more. >> i think we'll peak out between $3.80 and $410. i think the upper great lakes has a potential to go well above $4, as does california. >> reporter: this is the time of year when gasoline prices typically start inching up. for example, over the last two years, gas has been almost 10% more expensive in the spring than the fall. and this year, the incre
spending cuts scheduled to begin march 1st will hurt their economies. the governors were in for a national governor's association meeting this weekend. the president has proposed averting $85 billion in cuts this year. republicans opposed further increases in tax revenue, unless it's used to lower tax rates. that's your money watch. for more, go to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. >>> the red carpet is out. and crews are hard at work, setting the stage for the 85th annual academy awards. bigad shaban reports from hollywood. with predictions from a film critic, who has covered the oscar for 25 years. >> reporter: it's she time for -- show time for crews outside of hollywood's dolby theater. and catherine key from naples, florida, says she's been waiting to catch a glimpse, her entire life. >> it's just amazing. i mean, until you're actually here, you don't really -- you just don't know what it's like. >> reporter: los angeles times writer, glen whip, has covered the oscars for 25 years. and says argo is this ye
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